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Cup of Caterpillars


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Conditions are safe to ship insects from our facility in California.
Check temperatures in your area. Please ensure that daytime temperatures are 55 degrees fahrenheit or above at time of release. Some areas of the US may be too cold to raise and release insects now.
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Raise caterpillars to butterflies with Insect Lore's Cup of Caterpillars. It's an experience your children will never forget! Please note this item now includes a Deluxe Chrysalis Station. 

Watch butterfly metamorphosis up close at home or in the classroom. The entire process takes about three weeks. Once your butterflies emerge, observe and feed them, then let them go! Insect Lore has been providing the most reliable experience for 50 years.

Cup of Caterpillars Refill Includes:

  • Cup of 5 baby caterpillars

  • Nutritious Caterpillar Food

  • Deluxe Chrysalis Station Log

  • Caterpillar Quick Guide

  • READ ME insert with helpful caterpillar raising tips

Insect Lore guarantees that 3 out of 5 caterpillars will become butterflies.

Please monitor the weather in your area before beginning your project. Temperatures must be above 55 degrees and below 90 degrees Fahrenheit when you release your butterflies.

We cannot ship live insects to Hawaii or outside the United States.

SKU# L102

Ages 4+

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Great product!

My 3rd grade teammates and I decided to try out Insectlore after the company we order from the previous year did not work out well. We were not disappointed! All five of my caterpillars turned into butterflies. It was fast shipping, EXTREMELY easy use and my students loved watching every stage!




Review by 3rd Grade Teacher Posted on 3/26/2017

Lots of fun for all ages

I bought this through woot last year and my daughter who was 2 at the time loved it. All of our caterpillars survived and became beautiful butterflies. My daughter keeps asking to do it again this year, once it warms up a bit here in Chicago we will be ordering more.




Review by heather Posted on 3/17/2017

Love this product

A friend gave me the kit for a christmas gift three years ago and I am hooked. It is a truly joyful moment when they are released. However, I pray they all make it okay. I am 81 years old but I feel like a kid doing this.




Review by Butterfly Lover Posted on 3/9/2017

7-9 of 47

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